Oct.14, 2011


Minebea Co., Ltd.

Notice Regarding Flood Damage in Thailand (Second Report)

Minebea Co., Ltd. announces the second report of the effects of the flooding in Thailand on its five manufacturing sites, as of twelve noon October 14.

Plant name Workers Location Production items Status
Lop Buri 10,000 Lop Buri Province Electronic devices
Small motors
Aircraft parts
  • No flooding in the plant
  • No human or material damage
  • Operating normally
Ayutthaya 3,400 Ayutthaya Province Ball bearings
  • No flooding in the plant
  • No human or material damage
  • Operation suspended since October 7
    (electricity and water supply suspended)
Rojana 1,600 Rojana Industrial Park
Ayutthaya Province
Die-cast parts
(for HDD spindle motors)
  • Flooding in the plant, but no casualties
  • Operation suspended since October 7
  • Details unconfirmed because industrial park closed
  • Preparing to increase purchase from outside source
Bang Pa-in 15,000 Ayutthaya Province Ball bearings
Machined parts
Electronic devices
Small motors
  • No flooding in the plant
  • No human or material damage
  • Operated daytime only since October14
Navanakorn 1,000 Nava Nakorn Industrial Estate
Pathum Thani Province
Small motor parts
  • No flooding in the plant
  • No human or material damage
  • Operating suspended since October 14
  • Operators other than safety staff evacuated from the estate due to official alert

Our plants without flooding damage are currently taking measures such as installing with dykes surrounded by sand bags, waterproofing of the banks, and also installation of water pumps to prevent future damage. Our production activity is falling temporarily due to limited operating hour in consideration of the safety of our employees. We are taking measures to withstand the situation and striving to preserve and maintain the equipment toward the fast resumption of the production as soon as the situation recovers.

Future operations will be decided in light of the situation as it develops. We will continue to monitor the extent of the flood damage and its effect on business performance and immediately report any developments risking a significant impact on business results.

Company Name: Minebea Co., Ltd.
Representative: Yoshihisa Kainuma
Representative Director,
President and Chief Executive Officer
(Code No. 6479, TSE Div. No.1)
Contact: Yasunari Kuwano
General Manager
Corporate Communications Office
Tel: +81-(0)3-5434-8637
Information in the press releases is current on the date of the announcement.
Product information, contact and other context are subject to change without prior notice.

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